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Puff-Sleeved Cardigan

I’m ecstatic to finally have this sweater done! (It’s taken me 3 weeks just to sew the buttons on.) I bought the book, The Crochet Closet (Leisure Arts #4800) by Lisa Gentry, about a year ago. (The last I checked it was on sale for only $13.63 – awesome deal!!)

I’ve admired the sweater on the cover for so long. My first two attempts were a bust, at no fault of the pattern. I have issues… Meaning: I’m much too lazy to count.

Anyway, In my first attempt I was 3/4 of the way finished with the body of the sweater when I noticed this…

What in the world! So, I pulled it all out and started again.

In my second attempt I was completely finished with the body of the sweater when I noticed this…

What in the world! So, I pulled it all out and started again.

The third and final time I smartened up and counted – most of the time. You know, old dog..new tricks. 🙂 Did I mention I hate to count?

I’m happy with the finished garment. I think it’s really cute and will look nice with a long sleeve T underneath, a pair of faded jeans, and some flats. Perfect for Fall.

It’s a very simple pattern.. consisting of only single and double crochet stitches. Very doable for those with a few crochet projects under their belt – especially if you don’t mind counting. 🙂

Book: The Crochet Closet (Leisure Arts #4800) by Lisa Gentry
Pattern: Puff-Sleeved Cardigan
Yarn: Canon – Simply Soft – Sage 4 balls

Note to self – if you make this sweater again go with one size smaller. Also, pattern uses every inch of the yarn required.

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